April 8, 2021

Caring for our community during COVID-19

COVID19 update

We care about you, your family, and our community's well-being. Our mission to build hope, assets, and self-reliance is now more important than ever.

We acknowledge that this is a very fluid situation and that open communication is critical. We are committed to keeping all of our stakeholders as informed as possible. Please check back for updates to PPL programs and operations. 


Updated April 8, 2021


PPL offices, including the main Administration Building, the Career Center, and our Alternative High Schools are closed until further notice.

Staff will be working remotely, with the exception of essential personnel in the Administration Building and key housing sites, and can be contacted via email. 


The following PPL programs and events have been either postponed or offered virtually. 

  • Annual PPL Fundraising Breakfast  - Scheduled for Wednesday, September 15, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
  • LNAS & MERC Alternative High Schools - Students return April 14, buildings CLOSED - appointments only
  • Career Center Info Session, Workshops, and Classes (ongoing) - VIRTUAL
  • Resident Services (Scholars Tutoring, Groups; ongoing) - VIRTUAL


Regarding future events - we will continue to monitor the situation and announce updates accordingly. Event guests and program participants will be updated as plans are finalized.



Financial and Rent Assistance Resources

Emergency Assistance Or you can apply via phone by calling your specific county:

  • Hennepin County: 612-596-1300
  • Ramsey County: 651-266-4884

Energy Assistance Program (Hen Co)  and (Ram & Washington Co)

Economic Impact Payments (stimulus checks)

Unemployment Insurance

Free Tax Prep

Food and Basic Needs Resources
COVID Information

MN Helpline – M-F from 9am-4pm at 651-297-1304 or Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Minnesota Dept. of Health (state.mn.us)

For More Help Finding Resources

United Way - call 211, text MNCOVID to 898211 or visit www.211unitedway.org/

PPL’s Community Resources

Contact PPL